Networking & Wireless Articles

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Johns Hopkins Brings Linux, Mac Users into Active Directory

Johns Hopkins University will be using a program to help bring Linux and Mac computer users into its Microsoft Active Directory fold.

Microsoft Releases Free MAP 5.5 Toolkit

Version 5.5 of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit was released early this week.

High Speed Ahead

Purdue University is drastically expanding its fixed and mobile wireless infrastructure to support mobile learning, including an upgrade to WiFi and a rollout of 4G services.

Aerohive Buys Pareto Networks To Expand Cloud Offerings

Two competitors in the wireless networking market are joining forces. Aerohive Networks has acquired Pareto Networks and will begin integrating Pareto's network-as-a-service technology into its own products and services.

Erskine College Beefs Up Network To Support Electronic Learning

In an effort to support electronic learning initiatives on and off its campus, a small college in rural South Carolina will be overhauling its IT infrastructure with a new wired and wireless network.

Meraki Enters Wired Market, Introduces Network as a Service Pricing

Meraki is taking Cisco head-on and entering the wired networking gear space with the release of two new routers intended for branch deployment. However, the company, which up until now has specialized in catering to the wireless space, continues its practice of pushing device management into the cloud.

Higher Education's Top Five Network Security Threats for 2011

The game has changed in higher education network security--the proliferation of embedded devices from gaming consoles to kiosks, the skyrocketing adoption of social media, as well as a slew of other evolving technologies are forcing higher education institutions to 'step it up' when it comes to safeguarding the network. In 2011 we'll see even more threats, and in new environments.

Taking Command of the Campus Network

Dominican University's IT security woes started about seven years ago, when a virus outbreak compromised its computer network. In the throes of student move-in that year, several viruses breached the River Forest, IL university's firewall via infected equipment that was brought on campus by students.

Siemon Addresses Physical Layer Security with Fiber Optic Lock

Siemon, a company that produces network cabling and related hardware, has released a line of locks specifically to prevent unauthorized access to unused fiber optic network ports.

5 Higher Ed Tech Trends To Watch in 2011

Three higher ed tech experts discuss technology trends for the year ahead, citing increased mobile and wireless access and cloud computing among them. But are campuses also in for a little bit of a return to the "basics" in the coming year?